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H.M.A. Friendly Vigil

87.2k Treadmill103  5 months ago

In a parallel universe somewhen

His Majesty's Aircraft

Friendly Vigil

Take-off

AG1 on to enable main propulsion. VTOL down half way to set flaps. Apply full throttle and pull up during take-off run. Unstick occurs at 160mph TAS. Once airborne and in a positive climb, VTOL centre to raise flaps. Maintain full throttle for climb or throttle back and apply trim as required.

Patrol sorties are usually carried out with 50% to 60% throttle with Trim.

Landing

Use 15% throttle and VTOL down fully for full flaps. On touchdown, Throttle off.

Water Taxiing

AG1 off, AG2 on. Use Pitch for forward and reverse, use Roll to turn.

AG2 off, AG1 on for flight.

Crew

4 Flight crew consisting of Pilot, Second Pilot, Radio/Navigation and Rear Gunner/Observer.

Built by Pilots and crew; engines supplied under anonymity agreement.

Sponsored by Vested Interest Trade Consortium and Fishing Fleet 4.

AG1 Main Propulsion.
AG2 on, AG1 off Taxiing thrusters.
AG3 Nose Machine guns.
AG4 Rear Machine guns; use VTOL up and Yaw to aim.
AG5 Landing lights.

His Majesty's Aircraft “Friendly Vigil” carries out coastal patrol and search missions in regions of air superiority. The craft's short take-off run enables it to operate from lakes and other straight bodies of water as well as its normal sea-launched missions, and it’s roomy cockpit provides good visibility for the pilots.

The mission brief for the crew is to avoid hostile encounters where possible but if this is unavoidable, the craft has 2 fixed defensive machine guns firing forward and a further 2 rear firing guns on a flexible mount in the observer's position. Combat strategy is to fly as low as possible thus making diving attacks by enemy fighters difficult and dangerous.

The Craft will operate from Coastal Garrison IV as part of the “Ivy Squadron”, keeping the region's waters safe.

Footnote

It's supposed or be an ivy leaf. Any resemblance to a maple or cannabis leaf is unintentional.

It’s possible to hit the tail section with the rear machine guns so I have increased its health so it won’t disintegrate completely each time.

So a genteel return after a planned break from building. I concentrated on a stability, a short take-off run and decent handling for landing and, as I may have said before, I love seaplanes and flying boats!

General Characteristics

  • Created On iOS
  • Wingspan 88.8ft (27.1m)
  • Length 78.4ft (23.9m)
  • Height 24.9ft (7.6m)
  • Empty Weight -4,734,385lbs (-2,147,483kg)
  • Loaded Weight 15,590lbs (7,071kg)

Performance

  • Power/Weight Ratio 9.513
  • Horse Power/Weight Ratio 0.064
  • Wing Loading 12.2lbs/ft2 (59.4kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 1,280.9ft2 (119.0m2)
  • Drag Points 10629

Parts

  • Number of Parts 491
  • Control Surfaces 4
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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@WiiHoldingTheMini

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    56.1k AviownCorp

    @Treadmill103 it seems!!

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you as always! I just can’t stop building flying boats!@AviownCorp

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@11qazxc

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! I never thought of it that way though!@MAHADI

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    132k MAHADI

    kinda royal

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Pianoman

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Much appreciated!@MDDJB

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks for checking this out!@Sadboye12

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    Thank you!@Viper3000ad

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you as always!@JettStorm

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you! Not sure what I am building next but more seaplanes/flying boats will take to the air!@Liquidfox01

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    2,575 Liquidfox01

    Lovely seaplane, keep it up

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@Mumpsy

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@VeryUnprofession

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    Thanks!@DarkRainbow2

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    Thank you!@WrongFlyer

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Yup, that’s my parallel universe patter!@ThomasRoderick

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Yeah, had a a break!@ThomasRoderick

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    "Patrol sorties are usually carried out with 50% to 60% throttle with Trim"

    Is that how we call "cruising speed" nowadays?

    5 months ago
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    Goo' ta see ya back me lad!

    5 months ago
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    23.8k Ergithe

    @Treadmill103 no problem

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thank you!@Ergithe

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    87.2k Treadmill103

    Thanks as always!@GCPrototypes

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